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mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
4 Oct 2012 - 2:37 PM


Quote: 'Scotch Salmon.' Was advertised at our local Morrisons.

Must have annoyed any local 'scotchmen'. Grin

Depends. Maybe it had been marinated in Scotch. Smile

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mikehit
mikehit  56490 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 4:58 PM


Quote: 'Scotch Salmon.' Was advertised at our local Morrisons.

Must have annoyed any local 'scotchmen'. Grin

Scots use the adjective 'Scotch' a lot

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
4 Oct 2012 - 5:39 PM

They probably drink the adjective a lot too! GrinGrin

mikehit
mikehit  56490 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 5:46 PM

Speaking of which - the sporting propensity to use nouns as verbs: to 'medal' at the Olympics (sounds really dodgy!). In fact I even heard about athletes wanting 'to podium'
and to use adjectives and adverbs: 'the lad played birlliant'

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
4 Oct 2012 - 10:00 PM


Quote: 'the lad played birlliant'

Birlliant? What sport is that? Grin

Last Modified By macroman at 4 Oct 2012 - 10:01 PM
petebfrance
4 Oct 2012 - 10:16 PM

he done good an' all

shadow18
shadow18  3406 forum posts England
5 Oct 2012 - 2:09 AM


Quote: When I was at primary school in the 1950s, my father bought us an American textbook of English grammar. It had wonderful cartoons to illustrate many of the points and apart from the "strange" spelling of a few words, it was better than any text published in the UK.


Yay! I'm special!! Grin

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
5 Oct 2012 - 7:35 AM

Referring back to the "Scotch" (see above), that usage was in fact correct. "Scotch" is an older form of the adjective meaning of Scotland, hence Scotch Salmon, Scotch Beef, Scotch Whisky, and less tangibly...Scotch mist Wink But it is considered ignorant to refer to those of us who hail from north of the border as Scotch, or Scotchmen/women. Do that, and you might find your plans have been scotched. Grin

I recently saw a delivery van driving ahead of me with the following on the back: "Scotch Beef from Wales". That had me metaphorically scratching my head for a moment - how could you get Scotch Beef from Wales? Then I noticed that the company name was Wales, and they were based in Scotland!

Last Modified By mdpontin at 5 Oct 2012 - 7:36 AM
macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
5 Oct 2012 - 11:13 AM

I stand corrected. Scottish Salmon seems better somehow, but it probably tastes the same. Smile


Do you scotch salmon to stop it sliding off the plate? GrinGrin

Last Modified By macroman at 5 Oct 2012 - 11:14 AM
mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
5 Oct 2012 - 11:21 AM

I prefer to eat it, but don't let that stop you. Wink

adrian_w
adrian_w e2 Member 73355 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 12:16 PM


Quote: They probably drink the adjective a lot too! GrinGrin

You'd better believe ,Ivan!

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 12:43 PM

"like so"

as in

it was "like so" cool

I was "like so" hungry....

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 12:44 PM

"arks" instead of "ask"

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 1:59 PM

That reminds me of another one: 'a big ask' instead of, say, 'a challenge' or 'a difficult job'.

'Ask' is a verb as in a 'doing word'. It is not, and never has been, a bleedin' noun!!

Last Modified By joolsb at 5 Oct 2012 - 1:59 PM
Fishnet
Fishnet  104976 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 2:42 PM

I could be here all day with this one, but for now I'll start with the ones that can induce me to punch the offender in the face........

'Lush' when applied to anything that is not a form of vegetation or plant life, as in "Oooh did you see her dress, it was lush" actually felt my blood pressure rise as I typed that.

'Haich' for the letter 'H' Let's give all letters the same bizare phonetic treatment shall we? Let's start with lell, mem, nen, sess ......

'Yourself' Usually uttered by customer service people on the phone, estate agents or trumped up shop staff "So, what kind of items are you looking for for yourself? Is this the kind of thing that would interest yourself?"

I need to scream and hurt something now.

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